Multiple spot fires broke out Thursday afternoon along Highway 41 between McKinley and Shield avenues, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The first fire call came at 3:36 p.m. By 4:12 p.m. traffic on the highway was backed up to Tulare Avenue.
Fresno police officers were shutting down on-ramps in the area to minimize traffic.
This story will be updated.
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